FYI France

File 3: Ejournal and archive

by Jack Kessler,

February 15, 2010 issue. This file presents an archive copy of the issue of the FYI France ejournal, ISSN 1071-5916, which was distributed via email on February 15, 2010.

From this point you can link / jump up to the main page for,

3.00 FYI France: Ejournal and archive

or to,

The FYI France Home Page

Versions of the following have appeared online regularly, since 1992, as a feature of the FYI France ejournal, ISSN 1071-5916, which is distributed for free via email every month except August. Ejournal subscriptions may be obtained via email request to:

Here this file is one of a number made available -- hopefully attractively, all in one place, and relevant to libraries and online digital information work in France and Europe -- as part of FYI France (sm)(tm), an online service to which anyone can subscribe for 12 months by postal mailing a check for US $45, payable to Jack Kessler, to PO Box 460668, San Francisco, California, USA 94146 (site licenses also are available): please write your email address on the front of your check. And you can pay via PayPal, on the FYI France homepage:

Please email suggestions for improvements to me at




A library in the Cher...


Anyone in or around the Cher département of France, or who knows it well, or is interested in the region:

-- the following is a list of the libraries I've been able to locate in Le Cher, most now being or becoming very "digital" -- links & more available at, --

Le Cher! :-)

-- please contact me regarding other libraries in the Cher, and I'll add them to my lists -- simply town names or any other minimal information, I'll do the research.

The entries, too, targeted by the above list, are designed to be interesting & useful to anyone in or around or knowledgeable about the Cher, or who might be on their way there for a visit -- so if I've left some relevant datum out please let me know?

I plan to provide addresses, terrestrial and virtual, and geo-locations if & as GoogleEarth & Wikimapia conventions for same ever settle down -- the latter seem to change daily, for now, in the Digital Age of Incunabula frenzy -- also Collections details and in selected cases a little local color & interest.


The Cher region is a beautiful one, with long histories. For example Sancerre produces some of my favorite wines, and its local noble family's Stephen I was the young blade who famously rejected Princess Sibylla of Jerusalem, and her Kingdom, during the Crusades, presumably because he preferred the Upper Loire Valley to the Levant -- or maybe it was Sibylla herself, reputedly a handful... according to Hollywood and Orlando Bloom, anyway, in "The Kingdom of Heaven" (2005)...

If I could provide wine & cheese samples for this particular region I would, but those still are beyond Internet digital capacities, for now... some day we'll just FTP'em... n-dimensional binary transfers, in olfactory mode...

But if I'm leaving something already-available out, now, which would be useful -- something librarianly, or Information-related or Internet-related or of Digital Library interest -- maybe some unknown "treasure" hidden in a tiny local Collection, somewhere in the Cher, as France so often offers -- then let me know.

French wine & cheese & "treasures" still are best-sampled in person, I suppose -- en depit de all of the internauterie that they have there now.


Happy day-after-Valentine's Day to friends in frozen France -- from a warm & sunny morning in Californie la Belle, malheureusement located far from le Cher.


Jack Kessler,







From this point you can link / jump up to,

The FYI France Home Page ,

or you can link / jump over to:

1.00 FYI France: Print Libraries in France
2.00 FYI France: Digital Libraries in France
3.00 FYI France: E-Journal and Archive
4.00 FYI France: Publishers in France
5.00 FYI France: Book-Dealers in France
6.00 FYI France: Calendar
7.00 FYI France: Discussion and Debate
8.00 FYI France: La Francophonie
9.00 FYI France: Internet Training & Consulting
10.00 FYI France: Essai
11.00 FYI France: Translation Services
12.00 FYI France: Bibliographies / Resource Lists
or you can,
Return to the top of this page .

M. Eiffel

Copyright © 1992- by Jack Kessler, all rights reserved.
W3 site maintained at
Document maintained by: Jack Kessler,
Last update: March 15, 2010